'Please send down a sign': Kim Kardashian's emotional tribute to late dad after filing for divorce from Kanye West

Kim Kardashian has shared a plea to her late dad in her first Instagram post since filing for divorce from husband Kanye West. 

The reality star posted a family photo featuring Robert Kardashian, who died of cancer in 2003 when Kim was in her early 20s. 

"Happy Birthday Dad!" she captioned the image. 

"I celebrate you every single day but today even more. So much to tell you!" 

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said she had called her dad's old cell phone number to see if anyone would pick up. 

"I can't believe I actually remembered it," she wrote. 

"Please come visit me in a dream soon. Also can you pretty please send down a sign in the form of those symbols/birds we always talked about?!?! I just miss you sooooo much!" 

News broke over the weekend that Kim had officially filed for divorce from Kanye, following a year in which the rapper displayed increasingly concerning behaviour and was reportedly living apart from his wife at his ranch in Wyoming. In July last year, Kanye broke down in hysterical tears while discussing how he and Kim considered aborting their first child North during his one and only presidential rally. 

A few months on, the Grammy winner surprised Kim for her 40th birthday by gifting her a hologram of her late father, which she described as "so lifelike" and "a special surprise from heaven".

Video footage of the hologram showed the likeness of Robert dancing and cracking jokes, as well as telling Kim she had married "the most, most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world" in Kanye.